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When trade mark law gets Messi, better call the Dr (Dre)
Insight 20 Jun 2018

Having a famous name has many perks, and as Lionel Messi recently found out, registering your name as a trade mark is one of these. However, such fame is a double-edged sword, as Dr Dre recently experienced. ...

Beware the perils of false patent marking
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Patent marking is a useful way of notifying the public and potential infringers that monopoly rights exist or are pending in a product. However, falsely marking a product as 'patented' or 'patent pending' is fraught with danger. Associate Claire Gregg explains. ...

Fool's gold – how packaging can be misleading or deceptive
Insight 23 Aug 2018

The Federal Court has ruled that adopting distinctive branding may not be enough to get a trader out of hot water if the get-up of the trader's products is similar to somebody else's. Despite each product displaying the trade marks CHANTELLE and CHÉRI, last month, the Full Federal Court confirmed th ...

Red letter day for Louboutin – Frucor green with envy
Insight 23 Aug 2018

Two recent decisions provide mixed news for the owners of colour trade marks. The European Court of Justice has upheld the validity of Louboutin's registered trade mark for the colour red applied to the soles of high heels. Meanwhile, the Federal Court has found that Frucor's application to register ...

Our leading Intellectual Property team
Insight 31 Oct 2018

In this issue we report on a Bill amending website blocking laws compensation for Albert Namatjiras descendants for decades of missed royalties an attempt to trade mark common textspeak abbreviations amendments to the EU Copyright Directive that have been sending the Twitterverse into a frenzy how ...

Fishing at one's discretion – Trident Seafoods Corporation v Trident Foods Pty Limited
Insight 31 Oct 2018

Although Trident Foods was unable to demonstrate use of its TRIDENT trade marks during the relevant period, for lack of actual control over its parent company, Justice Gleeson considered that the residual reputation in the marks meant that it was in the public interest to keep them on the Register. ...

The EU Copyright Directive – what you need to know
Insight 31 Oct 2018

In mid-September, the European Parliament voted to adopt changes to the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (the Copyright Directive), sending the Twitterverse into a frenzy. Described by commentators as everything from 'welcome' to 'catastrophic', the changes are designed to ensure ...

A clear path for new website blocking laws
Insight 31 Oct 2018

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 (Cth) is the latest legislative development aimed at enabling copyright owners to enforce their rights in the online sphere. ...

Fairfax says it's the BOSS
Insight 19 Dec 2018

Network 10 has recently undergone a rebrand, with new channel names and logos. However, this was not without controversy, after Fairfax Media raised concerns about potential trade mark infringement. ...

BetEasy raises the stakes in brand war with Sportsbet
Insight 19 Dec 2018

When an interlocutory injunction sought by Sportsbet forced CrownBet to forget about rebranding to Sportingbet, CrownBet did anything but forget SportsBet's arguments. In a continuing legal battle over wagering brand names, CrownBet, now known as BetEasy, is seeking cancellation of the SPORTSBET tra ...

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